Affiliation: Sapporo Medical University
Yamakage M, Matsuzaki T, Tsujiguchi N, Honma Y, Namiki A. Inhibitory effects of diazepam and midazolam on Ca2+ and K+ channels in canine tracheal smooth muscle cells. Anesthesiology. 1999;90:197-207 pubmed
..The lack of antagonized effects of their antagonists is related to the non-gamma-aminobutyric acid-mediated electrophysiologic effects of benzodiazepines on airway smooth muscle contractility. ..
Yamakage M, Yamada S, Chen X, Iwasaki S, Tsujiguchi N, Namiki A. Carbon dioxide absorbents containing potassium hydroxide produce much larger concentrations of compound A from sevoflurane in clinical practice. Anesth Analg. 2000;91:220-4 pubmed
..An absorbent containing neither potassium hydroxide nor sodium hydroxide produces the smallest concentrations of Compound A. ..
Yamakage M, Tsujiguchi N, Chen X, Kamada Y, Namiki A. Sevoflurane inhibits contraction of uterine smooth muscle from pregnant rats similarly to halothane and isoflurane. Can J Anaesth. 2002;49:62-6 pubmed
..Inhibition of the contraction by the volatile anesthetics is due, at least in part, to the decrease in [Ca++](i), and the decrease in [Ca++](i) may be mediated by inhibition of VDCC activity. ..
Yamakage M, Takahashi K, Takahashi M, Satoh J, Namiki A. Performance of four carbon dioxide absorbents in experimental and clinical settings. Anaesthesia. 2009;64:287-92 pubmed publisher
..In vivo, compound A (1.0% inspired sevoflurane) was detected only when using Medisorb. While Medisorb has the best ability to absorb CO(2), it alone produces compound A. ..
Yamakage M, Takahashi M, Tachibana N, Takahashi K, Namiki A. Usefulness of Endoflex endotracheal tube for oral and nasal tracheal intubations. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2009;26:661-5 pubmed publisher
..The Endoflex endotracheal tube represents a beneficial tool for smooth oral and nasal intubation without requiring assistance or adjuvant equipment. ..